Mt Evans: Mount Goliath and Summit Lake Park Vehicle Ticket

Mount Evans Recreation Area Timed Tickets

Provides access for one private vehicle or motorcycle to access Mount Goliath and Summit Lake Park through October 3, 2021. Closing date is weather dependent and Mount Evans could close prior to October 3, 2021. 

Note: The Summit of Mt. Evans is closed to motorized vechicles for the 2021 season.   

If you are arriving at Summit Lake prior to 8:00AM and are parked in the fee area you are required to display your reservation.   

Mount Goliath is a peak on the shoulders of Mount Evans. The Mount Goliath Research Natural Area contains 160 acres set aside for the protection, study, interpretation and enjoyment of the Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine. Stop and visit the gardens, Dos Chappell Nature Center and hike through the bristlecone pine. The building, exhibits, and grounds are the result of a cooperative effort between the Denver Botanic Gardens, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, and the U.S. Forest Service. 

For more information visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/arp/recarea/?recid=28418 

For information on the exploration of the gardens visit Denver Botanic Gardens https://www.botanicgardens.org/other-locations/mount-goliath 

Next drive to Summit Lake Park at an elevation of 12,840 feet, Summit Lake Park anchors the high-altitude end of the Mountain Parks system. The 160-acre park is surrounded by National Forest lands and the Mount Evans Wilderness is managed under a Forest Service partnership with the City and County of Denver, Denver Mountain Parks division. 

For more information about Summit Lake Park https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/denver-parks-and-recreation/parks/mountain-parks/summit-lake-park.html 

Map of Summit Lake Park https://www.denvergov.org/content/dam/denvergov/Portals/747/documents/ParkArt/SummitLake_ParkMap.pdf 

The average time spent along the Scenic Drive is 2 hours.

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